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Our wonderful President!

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  • Our wonderful President!

    2008 News Politics U.S. Government U.S. Politics World Politics
    Barack Obama may have stumbled over his words briefly during his
    inauguration, but he made an even bigger blunder later Tuesday evening.
    The newly sworn-in President opted not to appear at what should have
    been one of the most important Balls on his agenda that evening -

    "The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball."
    The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball was begun in 1953 for President Dwight
    Eisenhower's inauguration. The event recognized recipients of the Medal of
    Honor, the nation's highest military award. There were 48 Medal of Honor
    recipients in attendance, who were undoubtedly disappointed by the new
    Commander-in-Chief's failure to show. Over the past 56 years and 14
    inaugurations, no President has skipped this event - until now.
    The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball is sponsored by the American Legion,
    and co-sponsored by 13 other veteran's service organizations, including
    Those such as the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Military Order of
    the Purple Heart.

    Instead of attending this ball honoring our nation's heroes, Obama was busy
    making stops at 10 other official balls. Obama and his wife's first stop was at
    the Neighborhood Ball. From there they went to the Home State Ball for Illinois
    and Hawaii, the Commander-in-Chief Ball, the Youth Inaugural Ball, and the
    Home State Ball for Delaware and Pennsylvania. They finished off the night
    with brief appearances at the Mid-Atlantic, Western, Midwest, Eastern, and
    Southern regional Balls.

    Celebrities were a plenty at the balls, with Stevie Wonder, Shakira, Mary. J. Blige,
    Faith Hill, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine,, Sting, Mariah Carey , and
    Leonardo DiCaprio in attendance at the Neighborhood Ball. In addition, the other
    nine balls also featured a star-studded lineup including Kanye West and Kid Rock
    at the Youth Ball, Marc Anthony at the Western Ball, and Cheryl Crow at the Western

    It was the party without all of the celebrities that Obama skipped. The very people who
    he sought to have support him during his candidacy and campaign, who have fought
    to protect this country, were snubbed in favor of publicity and the opportunity to rub
    shoulders - yet again - with the out-of-touch Hollywood elite!
    John 3:16 Joshua 24:15

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    Isn't it amazing how fiction has replaced reality? Isn't it fantastic how easy it is to become famous for pretending to do something heroic? And, isn't it fascinating how little respect people who have watched their friends die beside them in the battlefield get when the media gets involved?

    My father was drafted in 1968, shipped over to Vietnam where he served 2 years as a front-line medic in the 2nd Bt, 94th Art. He finished out his "sentence" by being shipped all over the world, including Germany, France, and Iceland.

    Upon returning from his tour, he was greeted at the airport with dismay from onlookers. He was not treated as a hero, but as a villian.

    It is my opinion that Barack Obama, this country's Commander in Chief, treated all those at the "Salute to Hero's" ball the exact same way. Kind of a slap in the face. "Thanks for fighting for our country, sorry you lost your mind, here's a piece of metal attached to a pretty piece of fabric."
    "Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions." "The things you own end up owning you"-Tyler Durden